Meaning of “parchment” in the English Dictionary

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"parchment" in British English

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parchmentnoun

uk /ˈpɑːtʃ.mənt/ us /ˈpɑːrtʃ.mənt/

[ U ] the thin, dried skin of some animals that was used in the past for writing on, or a high-quality paper made to look like this:

ancient parchment
He'd been ill for a long time, and his skin was like parchment.

[ C ] a document written on parchment:

A framed parchment hung on the wall.

(Definition of “parchment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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parchmentnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈpɑrtʃ·mənt/

the dried, pale skin of some animals which was used in the past for writing on, or a paper made to look like this:

[ U ] I found a scrap of parchment dating from the 17th century.

(Definition of “parchment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)